Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internalcontrols on government would be necessary. In framing agovernment which is to be administered by men overmen, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enablethe government to control the governed; and in the nextplace oblige it to control itself.” ~ James Madison, The Federalist No. 51

* I just wanted to point out that I came across this quote while reading the transcript of the Healthcare Ruling handed down by Senior United States District Judge Roger Vinson. In his ruling, he makes it a point to cite our Founding Fathers, the Federalist Papers, and other points of “original intent” from the origins of our Constitution. It is a 78 page ruling and well worth taking the time to read through or at least skim through.

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